It is our mission in the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Training Bureau to provide timely and meaningful knowledge, skills and abilities for today's firefighters and tomorrow's fire service. We strive to be collaborative, consistent, coaches, consultants, customer service driven, and cutting edge. We believe that our firefighters should be well trained and have the ability to test their skills on a regular basis. Our Training Facility provides us that opportunity.
Some information about South Metro Fire Rescue Authority:
Coverage is provided in Centennial, Greenwood Village, Foxfield, Lone Tree, Louviers, Parker, Castle Pines, Castle Pines Village, Centennial Airport, Cherry Hills Village, Denver Tech Center, Inverness, the Meridian Office Park, and unincorporated portions of Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
Seventeen fire stations operate 24/7 with three shifts working a rotational basis. A total of 277 line personnel and 79 uniformed and non-uniformed staff are employed by the authority.
In addition to standard crews of firefighters and paramedics, special teams serve in aircraft firefighting & rescue, hazardous material operations, water rescue and recovery (dive), SWAT Medic, Urban Search & Rescue, technical rescue, Tracked Response (sno-cat) and wildland urban interface firefighting.
Apparatus of the Authority (click for link)
- Aerials: Four front-line towers*
- Aircraft firefighting (ARFF): Two front-line vehicles
- Battalions: Three
- Brush trucks: Six front line vehicles
- Dive: One dive boat and trailer
- Engines: 11 front-line vehicles
- Hazard materials: Two front-line units, one Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) trailer, one support trailer
- Heavy rescue: Two front-line units
- Medics (ambulances): Nine front-line & 1 ARM Car**
- Mobile Command Post): 1 (shared with City of Greenwood Village)
- Water tenders: Six front-line vehicles
* "Front-line" are vehicles in daily use.
** An ARM car is an advanced resource medic car and is staffed with a nurse practitioner and an advanced paramedic.